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Nordstrom Fills Key Merchandising Role With Veteran

Nordstrom Inc. has been making changes in its buying and merchandising ranks with the goal of creating a product organization that’s agile and fast. Teri Bariquit, a 33-year Nordstrom veteran, in August was named to the newly created position of chief merchandising officer, leading full-price department store and off-price Rack merchandising, providing an integrated view of consumers who typically shop both retail platforms. Nordstrom on Friday elevated two executives as the next step of its evolution, which is focused  on solving consumers’ needs in new and relevant ways. Shea Jensen, senior vice president of customer experience, was appointed executive vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s apparel, supporting the buying team. Tricia Smith, who previously held the position, left the company. The retailer is combining men’s and women’s designer apparel for a complete view across all designer apparel, and named Sam Lobban vice president of designer ready-to-wear and new concepts. “We continuously rethink our business while maintaining our focus on the customer to solve their needs in new and relevant ways,” the retailer said. Jensen, who has been with Nordstrom for 25 years, drove large-scale change and innovation across the company in her customer experience role, focusing on seamless, multichannel journeys, services and experiences

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